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Are you having issues with squirrels?
Squirrels should be dealt with as soon as possible since they were introduced to the United Kingdom in the late 1800s and have shown the extent of their invasiveness, from a few hundred to a few million. Squirrels can be harmful to human health and property, as they are carriers of numerous viruses and other illnesses. In addition, once they get inside your home, squirrels will cause substantial damage to rafters and beams, weakening the structure.
Squirrels have sharp teeth that never stop growing. They use them to chew on things like Ethernet cables, phone lines, and alarm wires. This can cause fires loss of the internet, and cause your monitoring system to malfunction or stop working entirely. If you treat the issue upon first sighting, this will make matters a whole lot better, and Davenport Squirrel Trapping is just the company to do that for you.
This pest will gain entry predominantly through your roof or chimney. They create a way in if there isn't one by chewing into your roof, leaving holes for water to come through. This alone could cost you a fortune once dampness or rot starts to set in. They will also further weaken support structures by stripping the wood. You may ask why would they do this, and the answer is simple. They have teeth that grow 6 inches per year. They are sharp. You need to wear them down constantly or get too big. If you don't want your household item damaged, best not do it yourself and ring Davenport Squirrel Pest Control for the best Squirrel Control plans.
Where will squirrels nest
Squirrels are known to nest in any corner of the home, but they are likely to prefer areas such as lofts, roof spaces, deckings, chimneys and sheds. These are just guidelines. As mentioned, they can nest anywhere.
A drey is a squirrel home. It is usually a small, round, and sturdy structure made out of twigs and leaves. Some of these nests can be as large as 2 feet, and some dreys may take weeks to build. While most dreys are built in trees, they can also be found on the ground or even inside buildings such as attics or barns. They usually house one squirrel, but there have been cases where 2 To 3 squirrels occupy the same drey.
Colour variation for grey squirrels
Grey squirrels can have either a red or grey body with white markings on their heads and tails. In addition, they have large ears and eyes, seven teeth per jaw, and measure up to 21 inches long, not including their 8-inch tail. Females typically weigh about 1 pound more than males do, but both sexes grow to be the same size.
Squirrels can carry many diseases, some of which are transmissible to humans. These include:
In addition, squirrels can contaminate food sources with their droppings, which can contain the bacteria that cause these diseases.
If you think you may have a squirrel infestation, do not hesitate to call an expert. Davenport Squirrel Pest Control has the experience and knowledge to help rid your home of these pesky rodents quickly and efficiently. They will get rid of squirrels, but they can also educate you on how to prevent future infestations. Use DIY products at your own risk – if it's not done correctly, you could be doing more harm than good. As an invasive species, squirrels must be dealt with as soon as possible to minimize damage. Let Davenport Squirrel Trapping take care of everything for you so that you can relax and enjoy your home again!